At its January board meeting, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Board of Education honored its highest achieving academic stars with their very own Varsity Letter. The tradition began many years ago when the school district sought to encourage and honor academic excellence the same way it honors its top athletic achievements. In order to earn an Academic Varsity Letter, students must maintain a straight A in every marking period of the preceding year (September of 2013 through June of 2014 in this case).
RBR Principal Risa Clay signs off on a scavenger hunt activity for Jack McNally, Little Silver, and Ryan Humelsine, Deal, at the RBR freshman orientation. (Click to enlarge)
Press release from Red Bank Regional High School
Little Silver: In addressing an assembly of anxious incoming freshmen representing the school class of 2017, the Red Bank Regional (RBR) Student Council President, Dan Lloyd, made them a promise. He stated, “You are going to have the best four years of your life,” adding, “This school has given me so much. It will be a lot of hard work but you guys can get it done.”
Their new principal, Risa Clay, encouraged them to get involved, and their Superintendent, Jim Stefankiewicz asked them to “just give us your best and we will be here to help you.” Freshman Academy Supervisor Suzanne Keller explained the concept of the Freshman Academy and gave them the schedule of the day. Then they were off.